Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh, 19th-century historic farmstead with a mission to interpret North Carolina’s agricultural heritage and rural history via educational programs, special events and exhibits.
The park includes plenty of historical structures and natural features to explore, including a farm history center, a livestock barn, a cotton gin house, a plank kitchen, a water tower, a carriage house, a farm house, walking trail and pond.
It’s also home to goats and chickens.
Here are a couple upcoming events. See them all on Historic Oak View County Park’s calendar.
Fishing Fun Day
Saturday, February 16th, 2019
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Learn the basics of cane pole fishing! Canes and bait provided, but you can bring your own as well. The event will take place at the park’s fishing pond near the Bluebird Picnic Shelter. NC Fishing license not required for children under 16. For ages 5 and up (adult accompaniment required for all children). Registration is required for all attendees. Follow above link.
March History Hike
Saturday, March 30th, 2019
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
us at Oak View for a History Hike through the old farmstead. The property tour will include all of the buildings and features of Historic Oak View, including some hands-on activities. Learn more about what life would be like growing up at Oak View and the changes in farm life in Raleigh from the mid-19th century until today. Open to all ages (recommended for ages 5 and up). FREE, but registration is required for each attendee.